On a Saturday afternoon, I was invited as a media guest to enjoy some food at Falasophy, a fast casual Lebanese food concept located in 4th Street Market in Downtown Santa Ana. Flanked by Wingman and Sit Low Pho, Falasophy offers pitas, bowls, salads and other tasty offerings that give you an alternative to sit-down restaurants like Open Sesame (where most people have gotten their Lebanese food fix).
If you think you’ve heard of Falasophy but haven’t been to this brick-and-mortar location, it’s likely that you’ve encountered the food truck rolling through OC and LA, which got their start in 2014. We met owner and founder Rashad Moumneh (or as he calls himself, the ‘Chief Everything Office’) who told us that he wanted to provide access to quality Lebanese food that is also made from scratch and fresh from their kitchen.
I decided to order the Garlic Chicken Shawarma and a side of Falafel bites (it’s their namesake, so I have to try it!) I will definitely need to return to try some of the other impressive dishes that Falasophy offers, such as the steak bowl, garlic fries, and even some of their salad bowls.
I only wish my stomach was bigger so I could try everything on their menu and give you a solid review.
This was one of my first real opportunities to experience the DTSA 4th Street Market. On previous visits, I grabbed coffee at Portola Coffee Lab and perused the different food options but have never really gotten the chance to hang out there – it’s an awesome space! I will definitely be coming back down again.
If you want to see what Falasophy has to offer, visit them at 4th Street Market in Downtown Santa Ana or visit their website at www.falasophy.com.
**I was invited to participate in a media event, but all opinions are my own.**